Kim Booth MP 
Greens Leader

Member for Bass

 
PORTFOLIOS
Aboriginal Affairs | Energy | Forestry | Mining | Police & Emergency Services | Primary Industries & Water | Racing | Treasury
 
ABOUT KIM
Former sawmill business operator, Kim Booth is our MP in Bass. 
 
He is a strong advocate for equitable access to education and healthcare. Kim is also committed to Tasmania retaining our clean air, that the marine environment is free of toxic effluent.
 
Coming from a sawmilling background means that Kim Booth knows how to create more jobs with less logs: demonstrated by his radial sawmill proposal for Scottsdale, and his recent local sawmilling trials utilising logs categorised by Forestry Tasmania as only fit for export. 
 
Kim Booth is the only member in Bass who voted in Parliament against the toxic and controversial Gunns Ltd pulp mill proposal for Bell Bay. 
 
 

GET IN CONTACT

Bass Electorate Office
Level1, Henty House, Civic Square

LAUNCESTON 7250
ph: 03 6324 2040
greensnorth@parliament.tas.gov.au

 

Public Sector Stop Work Actions

 

Public Sector Debacle Sees No-Confidence Moved in Premier 

The appalling mishandling of the public sector budget cuts has resulted in a serious break down of communication between the government and the state sector which left the Greens with little choice but to move no confidence in Premier, Greens Leader Kim Booth MP said today.

“The Premier has lost control of this issue. Will Hodgman has presided over a government which has allowed the situation to escalate to the degree that in just seven short months the state has witnessed the largest industrial action in over twenty years,” Mr Booth said.

Lowering Gun Laws Age Limit Unnecessary

 

Liberals Entrench Gun Culture 

Police Minister Rene Hidding is moving to entrench an unhealthy gun culture with his moves to lower the gun age to 15 years, Greens Leader and Police spokesperson Kim Booth MP said today.

“The measures announced by Minister Hidding today to water down the state’s gun laws are an unnecessary and out of step with the majority of the community,” Mr Booth said.

November State Voting Intention Poll

 

EMRS Poll Response 

The latest EMRS poll results indicate Tasmanians are fed up with the Liberal spin, secrecy and the growing list of broken promises, Greens Leader Kim Booth MP said today.

“Tasmanians do not like broken election promises or being lied to,” Mr Booth said..

Disclose Forestry Log Truck Fuel Subsidies

Liberals Must Detail Additional Forestry Subsidies

The Premier, Will Hodgman, failed to disclose when questioned in Parliament the amount that Forestry Tasmania would have to pay to subsidise contractor log truck fuel, or where the money would come from, Greens Leader and Forestry spokesperson Kim Booth MP said today.

“It is extremely irresponsible to require Forestry Tasmania to cover the costs of underwriting contractors’ log truck fuel without even finding out how much that will cost the GBE, which is in effect costing the public purse,” Mr Booth said.

Parliament Challenge for Liberals

 

Make Last Sitting Week Constructive Challenge to Hodgman

The hallmarks of the Hodgman government’ first parliamentary period following the election is a return to the bad old days of community division, revenge driven politics, and a state’s public sector in disarray, Greens Leader Kim Booth MP said today.

“This final parliamentary sitting week for 2014 offers the Premier an opportunity to pull back and undo some of the division and damage that his gung-ho government has done,” Mr Booth said.

Stop Public Sector Cuts

Gutwein's Guillotine Unnecessary 

The Treasurer’s assertion that the Liberals have ‘ended the recession’ exposes Peter Gutwein’s guillotine hanging over the heads of the state’s public sector as an unnecessary and revenge driven sham, Greens Leader and Treasury spokesperson Kim Booth MP said today.

“Mr Gutwein cannot have it both ways. He cannot claim to have fixed a ‘recession’ over the last six months, during which the current number of public sector workers were employed, and then post-recession assert that over 820 Tasmanian jobs must be cut or the state finances will suffer,” Mr Booth said.

State Sector Audit Overdue

 

Auditor-General Audit of Public Sector Means Job Cuts Must Halt 

The Greens have received notification by the Auditor-General, Mr Mike Blake, pursuant to the Greens’ written request, that he will undertake a ‘high level compliance audit’ of the State Sector’s regulatory compliance obligations, Greens Leader Kim Booth MP said today.

“Premier Hodgman must immediately place a halt on any government moves to cut public sector jobs while this independent and high level compliance audit is underway,” Mr Booth said.

Groom's Flawed 'Unique' Idea

 

Unique Plan a Recipe for Secret Deals for Liberal Mates 

Greens Leader Kim Booth MP today slammed the Hodgman government’s proposal to establish a secret new development process, saying it fails modern transparency and accountability expectations and opens the door to a corrupted process.

“This is the latest shocking example of poor governance by the Hodgman government,” Mr Booth said.

Chinese President's Visit

 

Visit by Chinese President Highlights Opportunities & Needed Reforms 

Improving international relations with our largest Asia-Pacific neighbour China is a welcome step forward, but just as any other relationship it must be based on openness and trust across the economic, environmental and social-justice spheres, Greens Leader Kim Booth MP said today.

“The Greens welcome President Xi Jinping, and we hope that his interest in Tasmania will extend to an interest in social and environmental issues which matter to many Tasmanians,” Mr Booth said.